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Posted: March 22, 2014 at 5:45 a.m.

QUOTE OF THE DAY “Blocking access was a court ruling, not a political decision.” Lutfi Elvan, a Turkish government minister, after the country blocked Twitter, one of several social-media websites that have been used to spread content critical of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan

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